Denise Allen

Advocacy Manager

Denise is one of our two Advocacy Managers. Denise has 25 years of work experience in the youth engagement sector, across Youth Service, Play and extended services, SEBD within education establishments and the voluntary sector. 

Denise joins us from children’s charity Chance UK, where she headed up the charity’s mentoring programme in Lambeth. Prior to this, Denise was an Advocate and Team Manager at Pan London charity Safer London for their Empower programme, delivering direct advocacy, professionals training, and pupil and student workshops, as well as being a MASE panel member. Denise enjoyed developing and managing the programme and work of Safer London into a number of East London boroughs, strengthening the reach of support to young Londoners experiencing or at risk of exploitation.

Outside of work, Denise enjoys watching and re-watching the Game of Thrones series, often with a scoop of ice cream.